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The Care Team

The care team at The Center for Wound Healing includes a physician team practicing in various medical specialties, as well as nursing staff with training in wound, ostomy and continence care, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and critical care. These physicians and nurses work in collaboration with a patient's primary or referring physician to develop a personalized treatment plan.

To find out if The Center for Wound Healing is right for you, speak to your physician or call 978-275-1390 and ask to speak with one of our staff.


Nicholas Spirito, MD, FACS, ABWMS

Medical Director
Dr Spirito earned his MD degree from the University Of Padua, Italy, and completed his General Surgery Residency at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston, where he joined the staff as a General and Vascular Surgeon and served as an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery involved in the training of General Surgery Residents.

Dr. Spirito is board certified in General Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In 1988 he relocated to the Lowell area and established the Wound Clinic at the Lowell General Hospital Saints campus, where he became a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery.

In 2013, Dr. Spirito was appointed as the Medical Director of the Center for Wound Healing, unifying the programs from both the Lowell General main and Saints campuses. Dr. Spirito has worked to expand the current success of the Wound Center and is committed to bringing it to the next level of excellence. His personal goals are to increase the education of health care providers, provide accessible, state-of-the-art wound care for all of our patients in the Merrimack Valley and to make the Center for Wound Healing a model that other wound clinics will emulate. Dr. Spirito and the Center for Wound Healing look forward to restoring the quality of life these patients deserve, by giving them access to cutting edge of modern Wound Care.

Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS

Program Director
Lindsay (Prussman) Andronaco graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and completed her graduate level training at Wicks Educational Institute, where she received specialty training as a Wound Care Specialist and Wound Ostomy Continence nurse. Her practicum was completed at Georgetown University Hospital under mentors Dr. Christopher Attinger and Dr. John Steinberg, who are world-renowned for their Limb Salvage techniques. She worked with the Georgetown team for almost four years before relocating to New England. She was the Wound Care Coordinator for Southern New Hampshire Medical Center for five years and ran the outpatient clinic and performed the inpatient consults for the entire level III trauma center.

Board-certified in wound care by the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board, Lindsay has worked with a variety of patients including those in the Burn ICU, transplant recipients, urology, medical/surgical, cancer/palliative, and pediatric ostomy patients, with a special focus on Diabetic Limb Salvage/Surgical/Plastic Reconstruction patients. She has special interests in Biotherapy, ACell for pilonidal cysts, and Kennedy Terminal Ulcer research.

A Diplomate for the American Professional Wound Care Association, Lindsay has received many honors including the Dorland Health People's Award in the category of Wound Ostomy Continence nurse and was also recognized in Case In Point Magazine as being one of the "Top People in Healthcare." She also an editorial writer and is published monthly in Wound Source Magazine.

Paula Gouveia, RN, WCC

Clinical Manager

Kwende Smith, DPM

Director of Patient Care Services

Abdul Ghaffar, MD

General Surgeon

Calin Vasiliu, MD

Vascular Surgery

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